If you grew up in London, ‘Ali G’ most likely had a special meaning for you. Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious parody of a wannabe Jamaican gangsta/rapper had a generation in hysterics since its inception in 1998, largely because the people watching it knew someone in real life who spoke just like him. After becoming a global phenomenon, the show ended in in 2004 and his character officially retired in 2007, leaving die hard fans (like myself) distraught that we’d no longer get to see Ali making an idiot of himself, and most importantly, the people he interviewed.
9 years after his HBO show came to a conclusion, Ali G is back, this time for the Fox network’s FXX comedy channel.
Reports the Guardian, “The 42-year-old comedian will record his first new material as Ali G – real name Alistair Leslie Graham – in a decade for a series of introductions that will precede old episodes of Da Ali G Show on FXX as part of a season dubbed Ali G: Rezurection.” According to ‘The Verge’, each episode will feature new ‘in-character introductions’ from Baron Cohen, making it all pretty damn exciting.
We’ll keep you updated on when the series is set to begin.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.